The only things I removed were laptop stuff, raid, ISDN, Watchdog, the rest is still there untouched. From here, if it works, I will rebuild again taking out one or two things at a time until I learn this completely. This made installation of updates easy since it was now locating the needed dependencies.What happened here is that the CD became known to the list of sources, ie, it had a address that was reconized by the updater, And was used.I have up until recently been doing all of my projects in Windows.I have installed Mandrake on a second hard drive, and setup the jdk.Well, When the opportunity presented itself, this mandrake went running.
When I got the box from UPS they told me I needed to pay 45 extra USD because the box was sent as "CD's and documents" and not as "Books and companion CD's", which don't pay taxes.Mike I don't know what's on that CD, or if there are instructions or what, but if all the rpms are in the one directory, and it's been properly set up with all dependencies present, I'd try something like mounting the CD, and entering the directory where the rpms are, and typing: rpm -Uvh *If it still complains about dependencies, and you feel lucky (this could break some of the software if dependencies are really not met) rpm -Uvh --nodeps *My guess is that you don't have all the packages installed that contain dependencies that these rpms you're trying to install need. This made installation of updates easy since it was now locating the needed dependencies.My advice would be to copy the rpms that you do need to update, into a directory somewhere and install any dependencies it complains about. bonobo-devel or glade-devel) For example, obviously if you don't have apache or php/mysql installed (and related machinery) you can't apply the updates. I went back to the install cd and found the original files and tried to install those. Don't know what happened yet, but it looks like time to start over. Don't know exactly yet what made things work right for this because I did not do anything differently - I don't think I did anyway. The update part does just that, it updates only the software packages that you have installed, it does not install any packages that you do-not already have on your system. Basically you install the packages, then the updater keeps those up-to-date as new security, bug fixes, features, become available.What I did was start at the beginning and installed the updates for packages I had - eg. When I got to drakxtools, it complained so I wrote down what it complained about, scrolled down and found the file, installed and went back. The one thing left is that Mandrake Update says the update list is void and I may have already installed all updates for the machine. I need the security update list to make sure I have them all installed. The one thing left is that Mandrake Update says the update list is void and I may have already installed all updates for the machine. I need the security update list to make sure I have them all installed. You should have all three of the bullet boxes checked along the left side, security, bug fixes, normal, then when you see this dialog box, it means that you have installed everything and there is no new updates at this time.It then said that it needed to remove all previous files and I said ok. Somehow, the Software Sources Manager started working and updated my new updates CD.